Skip to main content

View Diary: Bush knew about Rove and Plame (213 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  actually it's not (none)
    yes, you're right, Bush can be indicted once he's out of office.

    however, it's well settled that acts performed under the auspices of his presidential duties are not criminally prosecutable, and i think it's basically a non-starter that a judge (or appellate judges) would rule that Bush's actions here were performed by Bush the citizen and not Bush the president.

    It's a basic separation of powers issue.

    I.e. if Bush the citizen killed somebody in cold blood, he could be prosecuted for murder once he left office.  However, if Bush the President ordered the assassination of that person, he couldn't be prosecuted for that in federal court (international tribunals maybe but not fed court).

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site